Islamabad High Court declares Nawaz Sharif ‘Absconder’

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

02nd Dec, 2020. 02:52 pm
Nawaz Sharif

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday has declared former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as an absconder.

According to the details, the orders were issued by the two-member bench comprising, Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani.

The court conducted a hearing of the appeals filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif against his sentence in the Al Azizia and Avenfield reference.

The court fixed the next hearing of Nawaz Sharif’s appeal along with Maryam Nawaz’s appeal. The next hearing on Nawaz Sharif’s appeal will be on December 9.

Nawaz Sharif appealed that the court should revoke the order and give him an opportunity to appear in the appeal through a representative.

Earlier in November the accountability court in Lahore declared former prime minister Nawaz Sharif an absconder and issued non-bailable arrest warrants against him in an illegal plot allotment case.

Judge Asad Ali, who was presiding over the hearing of the case, also ordered the confiscation of the properties of Nawaz Sharif.

The court directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the provincial revenue department to submit a report on the confiscation at the next hearing.

In the Azizia reference, Nawaz Sharif was imprisoned for seven years, banned from holding any public office for ten years, confiscated all property in his name, and fined about Rs.4 billion.


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